Playing without the Ball

A Novel in Four Quarters

By Wallace, Rich

Publishers Summary:
Feeling abandoned by his parents, who have gone their separate ways and left him behind in a small Pennsylvania town, seventeen-year-old Jay finds hope for the future in a church-sponsored basketball team and a female friend.

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ISBN
978-0-67988-672-3
Publisher
New York : Knopf : 2000.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2000

Gr 8-Up The high school senior who narrates this coming-of-age sports novel lives alone in a one-room apartment above a Sturbridge, PA, bar where he works when he's not in school. His mother left him and his dad when Jay was nine, and his father has recently moved to California to forge a new life. Jay, however, decides to stay behind to finish school and to pursue his passion-basketball. Although talented, he and another teammate are cut from the varsity squad so that the coach can groom some upcoming sophomor...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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